The FA Science Bowl Teams had a busy weekend. On Friday, February 24, 2017, both of our Upper School teams competed in the College of Coastal Georgia Math + Sciences Expo Academic Bowl. It is a competition between local public and independent/private schools with science and math questions where teams take a written test and then do a buzzer competition. The winner of the written test then plays the winner of the buzzer competition in a final buzzer match to determine the champion.
The 11th and 12th grade team which consisted of captain George Poulakis, Alex Dunn, Nick Noltes, Constance Sullivan, and John Mitchell Brock, won both the written test and the buzzer competition and were declared champions without having to go through a final round.
The 10th and 11th grade team which consisted of captain Ryan McHugh, Alastair Campbell, Britton Sullivan, William Brock, and Lucy Worthy, won the buzzer competition and played in a final round competition vs. Glynn Academy, winning in sudden death overtime questions.
It is the second year in a row Frederica has won both divisions of the Coastal Georgia College tournament.
On Saturday, the team went to Savannah to compete in the State Science Bowl sponsored by the Department of Energy. We qualified for it in January by winning the region competition. Although we managed victories against Statesboro High and Lowndes, we didn't secure enough points to advance to the National tournament in Washington D.C. The good news is we have a very young team, with everyone who competed at state returning next year for another try.
It was a great year for our students and we are very proud of their accomplishments!
- Tom Willis